Cavalier County Commission meeting

The Cavalier County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Tuesday, October 3.

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Posted on 10/8/16

By Melissa Anderson

Terry Johnston had routine updates for the commission going over the improvements for culverts replacing a bridge Langdon Township. The township will cover $6,000 of total cost of the project  and the county will cover the remainder. KLJ representative John Markusen was also present and discussed federal road funding and future projects for the county as well as the proposed projects using state and federal funding. The commission and Markusen discussed the proposals that will be presented to the North Dakota Department of Transportation in the near future.

The commission moved on to discuss the contracted HR position. The committee suggested with the new HR position that there be team building activities once a month with presentations that promote camaraderie and employee wellness. The commission accepted a proposal from the HR committee to contract the position with Cavalier County Memorial Hospital (CCMH). CCMH has two HR employees that the county will contract services with. Scott Stewart will draw up the contract with CCMH effective November 1.

The commission continued discussion of the proposed timekeeping policy that had been previously discussed at the last commission meeting. Former HR  officer Angela Plummer suggested an addition to the policy which the commission accepted.  The commission accepted the policy as a whole effective December 1. The policy change is a result of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Macine Lukach with NDSU Extension gave her department update to the commission as well as going over the upcoming events that the extension service will be hosting.

In Other Business

• State fair delegates were selected for Cavalier County, Monica Porterfield and Janelle Bata. Both were delegates last year and agreed to once again attend the fair.

• The commission approved the final budget as published.

• The commission approved the 2015 state audit report.

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